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DNS abuse: What is it and who does it

DNS abuse is defined as any malicious activity aimed at disrupting the DNS infrastructure or causing the DNS to operate in an unintended manner. The functionality of domain names depends on addressing such DNS abuse issues. Mitigating DNS abuse is impo...
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ICANN to EU: Hey, you passed GDPR

ICANN notes that GDPR makes it harder to snuff out DNS abuse. ICANN has sent tardy commentary to the Call for Evidence launched by the European Commission (EC) on the European Union’s (EU) Toolbox Against Counterfeiting (wow, that’s a mouthful). Basically, this Toolbox Against Counterfeiting and associated report analyzed DNS abuse and what to do […]

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Both sides of DNS abuse – DNW Podcast #383

A look at both side of the equation. No one listening to this podcast wants people to use domain names and websites for scams, spam, and spreading malware. But who should be responsible for policing this? How much effort should domain registrars and registries have to expend to root it out? And what about the […]

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The innocent victims of DNS abuse complaints

It’s easy to advocate for fast takedowns, but that can hurt legitimate businesses. On February 20, 2020, Domain Name Wire was down. Anyone who operates a website knows that horrible feeling of finding out your site is down and not being able to understand what’s happening. My day got worse as it progressed. It turned […]

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EU ccTLD operators call DNS abuse study “misleading”

Group of country code operators questions the EU’s study of DNS abuse. Yesterday, I wrote about the ICANN Business Constituency’s response to the European Union’s study on DNS Abuse. Today, we heard from European country code domain operators, and their appraisal is not so rosy. CENTR, a coalition of European ccTLD registries,  called out some […]

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Business Constituency weighs in on DNS abuse

Group responds to recent EU request. I’ve been writing a lot about DNS abuse lately. Everyone other than criminals is opposed to DNS abuse, but there’s significant debate about what constitutes abuse and what role various groups should play in reducing its prevalence. Today, let’s look at what the ICANN Business Constituency has to say. […]

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Is this scam DNS abuse?

Does a sophisticated scam that includes using a domain name count as DNS abuse? Yesterday, I wrote about how data suggest DNS abuse has decreased over the past few years. A key question about all DNS abuse data is how you define it. What exactly is DNS abuse? I discussed this topic with Graeme Bunton, […]

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ICANN: DNS abuse is going…down?

ICANN’s analysis suggests that DNS abuse might not be spiraling out of control after all. ICANN published a report today summarizing DNS abuse in recent years. Given all of the focus on DNS abuse recently (including multiple new organizations created to tackle it), the report draws a surprising conclusion: DNS abuse appears to be going […]

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ICANN extends Covid-19 abuse monitoring to Ukraine war

ICANN has started monitoring domains related to the war in Ukraine for potential abuse, expanding an ongoing project related to the Covid-19 pandemic. CEO Göran Marby has during multiple sessions at ICANN 73 this week said that the Org will soon announce an extension of its DNSTICR project — pronounced “DNS Ticker” and standing for […]

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PIR to offer industry FREE domain abuse clearinghouse

The DNS Abuse Institute will soon launch a free service designed to make it easier to report abuse and for registries and registrars to act upon it. The Institute, which is funded by .org manager Public Interest Registry, is working on a system provisionally called CART, for Centralized Abuse Reporting Tool, an ambitious project that […]

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